5 Tips for Integrating Security with Interior Design
As a homeowner, home security is a major topic. There are many products that exist to keep your home safe. An alarm system is a great way to protect your home. Camera systems are also a great way to prevent burglars from breaking into your home. However, a lot of these products are not very attractive. If you want to keep your home safe without destroying the look of the home, consider these tips.
Create Some Noise
Most break-ins happen in the middle of the day, usually between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. This is when people won’t question a repair vehicle parked in your driveway while you are at work. If you want to protect your home without spending too much money, there is a way to do it. Most burglars knock or ring the doorbell before entering a home. Turn down your doorbell. Doing so, they will be unsure as to whether or not to come into your home. Combine that with the television or radio on loud, and the burglar will most likely avoid your house. You can actually add a timer to your television to turn on during the times you are not home.
Match the Wallpaper
Visible cameras are a great deterrent for thieves. However, it is important to have cameras that blend with the decor. This is because thieves may try to disable visible cameras. Some cameras come with decorative skins you can use to cover the camera. You can also use foliage to hide the cameras. It is also possible to pick cameras that match with the color of your walls. Stores have a number of different system brands, styles and designs that you can use to monitor your home. They do not even have to stand out. Some equipment providers have a wider selection of devices that may make it easier to find equipment that will match the room.
Secure the Windows
Windows are a great way to secure your home without interfering with its aesthetic. In places where hurricanes are common, impact windows are a popular purchase for homeowners. Impact windows are a great way to secure your home during a natural disaster. They are also a great way to prevent a break-in. Thieves typically break windows or glass back doors because that is the fastest way to get in a house. Impact windows are harder to break, making it a deterrent for thieves.
Hide Your Valuables
Curtains and drapes can bring together a room. They are a great way to dress up your home. This is also a good way to hide a room full of valuables from outside view. If thieves cannot see into your home, they will not know what kind of valuables you may have. If you happen to leave the window open (for example, to let the breeze in on a pleasant day), using attractive storage furniture can help hide valuables in plain sight.
Get a Front Gate
Adding a front gate to your home is a great way to add curb appeal. It is also a great deterrent for thieves. Thieves want to get in and out of a property as fast as possible. Adding a gate to your property will slow them down. It makes it difficult to look inside the home. Make sure it is a gate you can see through rather than a fence. A fence gives privacy to the thief. You want neighbors to be able to see in the yard. A front gate may give burglars cause to skip your house.
Upgrade Your Door
Many burglars enter the house through the front door. Some find breaking glass windows to be dangerous. It is also noisy to break windows which can attract neighbors. Getting a secure door is a great way to improve the look of your house. It is also a great way to protect your home.
Keeping your home safe while maintaining its beauty is definitely possible. If you are building a new home, it’s a good idea to know your decor scheme before you make your final security item purchases. It is also possible to choose your interior decor scheme based on the security items that are available to you. An invisible set of security measures is a great way to be safe and monitored without making your home feel that way. Best of all, it just takes a little bit of planning to get both.